Archive for July 2011

Salad Dressings for Salad Days

Salad Dressings for Salad Days
It’s easy to get bored with salads this time of year. Here’s a few recipes to make at home to shake things up. These dressings also work on top of steamed veggies instead of butter. Green Goddess Dressing Prep time: 5 minutes 1/2 pound silken tofu 1 bunch scallions Juice of 2 lemons 1/2 bunch... Read more »

Summer Diet Pitfalls

Too many carbs. Fruit, smoothies, ice cream cones, bagels, funnel cakes, etc. Although if you are going to indulge in carbs this time of year it is the best time being that the body actually burns more calories trying to stay cool than trying to keep warm but do get in some protein now and then! Kabobs are a great way to use up scraps of meat from leftover meals.
Summer is often thought of as the perfect time to diet. Truth be told I struggle more at this time of year than with the winter holidays. Summer in Chicago is like having a holiday every weekend and most Chicagoans consider Thursday night as the start of the weekend. Here are some common diet/lifestyle pitfalls... Read more »

Glee's Lauren: Are We Ready for This Jelly?

Glee's Lauren: Are We Ready for This Jelly?
I’m a closet Glee fan. I have no musical talent whatsoever but I appreciate good music. I’m less into music with “jazz hands” but Glee does have its rock n’ roll moments. Anyway, I was thinking about Glee’s character Lauren. I know she’s been talked about before but I’m a busy woman catching up on... Read more »
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Ever Try The Vortex Diet?

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I’ve been reading Abraham Hicks books for years. Unlike a lot of spiritual teachings I always felt that there was something very pure about their teachings. I was curious to know more about their take on diet and exercise. They believe a person can eat what they want and look the way they want if... Read more »

How to Stay Cool!

This tip requires a spoon. Okay this tip is fun. Eat sorbet, allergy-free ice creams and treats. I just covered a review on Living Harvest Tempts Ice Cream Bars. Chicagoans can enjoy Anthony's Italian Ice and Annette's near the Armitage Brown line. One of my favorite treats is an orange sorbet with a bit of chocolate sauce or hot fudge.
I know you are already “cool” but how about not sweating your you-know-what off. So here are my tips to keep you comfortably cool:  

A Perfect Convenient Store for Eclectic Eaters!

A Perfect Convenient Store for Eclectic Eaters!
During a recent lunch break I thought I would pop into Milk & More in the Lakeview area. I had just eaten but knew that if I wanted to get through the day I would have to procure my “drugs of choice”: Kombucha and dark chocolate. I noticed in the window that they had a... Read more »
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Edible Alchemy Summer Feastival!

Edible Alchemy Summer Feastival!
I noticed several of my FaceBook friends attending something called an Edible Alchemy Summer Feastival. The name reminded me of something Dr. Seuss would come up with so naturally I was intrigued. Edible Alchemy Foods Co-op is hosting their annual fundraiser on Saturday, July 23 from 8pm-6am. Edible Alchemy Foods Co-op describes themselves as a... Read more »

My Review of LH Tempt Ice Cream Bars

My Review of LH Tempt Ice Cream Bars
Summer is a difficult time for those of us who avoid dairy. Ice cream is literally everywhere except in my own hands. I’ve been a long time purchaser of Living Harvest products and I’m grateful that their ice creams are both soy and dairy free. I was excited to see Tempt Bars at my neighborhood... Read more »

What Holistic Medicine Can Do for Athletes (and the Rest of Us)

What Holistic Medicine Can Do for Athletes (and the Rest of Us)
I recently interviewed  Dr. Diana White of Chicago Family Wellness. Right now many Chicago athletes are in training mode. That means they are more than likely experiencing fatigue, injuries and deficiencies. Some may even seek alternative medicine to improve performance. Dr. White is a board certified naturopathic physician. You are probably wondering what that is.... Read more »
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A Nail Lacquer That Caters to Your Sparitual Needs

A Nail Lacquer That Caters to Your Sparitual Needs
I love puns more than Carrie Bradshaw. I partially stole that title from an old dive bar in my hood that had a sign that said, “We cater to your spiritual needs.” Anyway, I recently saw my girl Christie (who I also gave a raving review on Yelp) at Renessence Salon for a trim. I happened... Read more »